Contributed By Dr Thimappa Hegde
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Gita Jayanthi Classes – Akshara Brahma Yoga & Raja Vidya Raja Guhya Yoga
Contributed by Dr. Thimappa Hegde
Yam BrahmaVaruna Indra Rudra Marutah sthunvanthi divyai stavai, Vedai saang padakrama upanishadai gayanthi yam Saamagaah Dhyanavasthita tadgatena manasa pasyanti yam Yoginah, Yasyantam na viduh surasura ganaah devaaya tasmai namah.
8th Chapter of the Gita
Be a Nishkama Upasaka take to Shukla Gati and attain Jnanam in Brahma Loka if Guru Sastra Upadesha is not possible
Contributed by Dr. Minal
māmupētya punarjanma duḥkhālayamaśāśvatam.
nāpnuvanti mahātmānaḥ saṅsiddhiṅ paramāṅ gatāḥ৷৷ 8.15৷৷
•उपेत्य माम् upetya mām having attained Me
• महात्मानः mahātmānaḥ those great souls
• न आप्नुवन्ति na āpnuvanti do not take
•rebirth अशाश्वतम् aśāśvatam which is an ephemeral
•दुःखालयम् duḥkhālayam abode of misery
• गताः gatāḥ they have attained
•संसिद्धिं परमाम् saṃsiddhiṃ paramām liberation, the ultimate
15. Having attained Me, those great souls do not take rebirth which is an ephemeral abode of misery. They have attained liberation, ultimate.
The Two Human Goals- Preyas and Shreyas
God versus World
•Infinite versus finite
•Spiritual goal versus material goal
The 3-fold doshas of the world/materialistic goals
Dukhamishritatvam : mixed with pain/sorrow
Atriptikaratvam : non-satisfying
Bandhakatvam : dependence on the world makes me weaker.
Contributed by Sharmila Bhaktaram
vēdēṣu yajñēṣu tapaḥsu caiva dānēṣu yat puṇyaphalaṃ pradiṣṭam |
atyēti tatsarvamidaṃ viditvā yōgī paraṃ sthānamupaiti ca''dyam || 8.28 ||
विदित्वा इदम् viditvā idam having known (and practised) this यॊगी अत्येति yogī atyeti the yogi goes beyond सर्वं तत् पुण्यफलम् sarvaṃ tat puṇyaphalam all that punyaphala यत् प्रदिष्टम् yat pradiṣṭam which is promised,वेदेषु vedeṣu with regard to (the study of) the vedas, यज्ञेषु yajñeṣu (the performance of) yajnas तपः सु tapaḥ su (the practice of) austerities च ए एव ca e eva and also दानेषु dāneṣu (the distribution of) charity, उपैति upaiti he attains परम् param the supreme, च आध्यम् ca ādhyam and primal स्थानम् sthānam abode
28. Having known (and practised) this the yogi goes beyond all that punyaphala which is promised with regard to (the study of) the Vedas (the performance of) Yajnas, ((the practice of) austerities and also (the distribution of charity). He attains the supreme and primal abode.
Upasana - Types
9th Chapter of the Gita
Chapter 9 is on sadyo-mukti .
Nirguṇa īśvara jñāna may seem abstract and difficult
Krishna says susukum for the prepared mind with upasana.
This greatest knowledge can remain a secret
Important to have faith (śraddhā) .
Ignorance of formless God is the reason for samsara.
Bhakti is given as a remedy for the problem of samsara.
Contributed by Venkatesh Prasad
राजविद्या राजगुह्यं पवित्रमिदमुत्तमम् ।
प्रत्यक्षावगमं धर्म्यं सुसुखं कर्तुमव्ययम् ॥ ९-२ ॥
rājavidyā rājaguhyaṃ pavitramidamuttamam |
pratyakṣāvagamaṃ dharmyaṃ susukhaṃ kartumavyayam || 9.2 ||
This is the greatest knowledge, the greatest secret, the most sacred, directly
attainable, unopposed to dharma, very easy to pursue and imperishable.
•Raja Vidya – Royal Knowledge
•Raja Guhya – Royal Secret
•Pavitram – Holy
•Uttamam – Greatest
•Pratyakshavagamam – Here & Now
•Dharmyam – Vedic
•Susukham – Easy & Comfortable
•Avyayam - Imperishable
Contributed by Dr. Sanjay Banakal
mayā tatamidaṃ sarvaṃ jagadavyaktamūrtinā |
matsthāni sarvabhūtāni na cāhaṃ tēṣvavasthitaḥ || 9.4 ||
Higher nature of God अव्यक्त मूर्तिना - formless; without attributes; imperceptible to sense organs (शब्द, स्पर्ष, रूप, रस, गन्धरहित)
मया ततमिदम् सर्वम् जगत् - all pervading, no spatial limitation
मत्स्थानि सर्वभूतानि - supporter of the Universe
असङ्गत्वम् - unsullied, ever the pure
जगत् सृष्टि स्थिति लय कारणम् - cause of creation, sustenance and resolution of the Universe
अकर्ता & अभोक्ता - pure witness, not attached to any action
Essential oneness of individual Self and God (Consciousness) is the liberating knowledge.
Contributed by Dr. Sundar
ananyāś cintayanto māṁ
ye janāḥ paryupāsate
yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham
levels of Bhakti
Contributed by Dr. Asha Naik
yat karōṣi yadaśnāsi
yajjuhōṣi dadāsi yat |
yat tapasyasi kauntēya
tat kuruṣva madarpaṇam || 9.27 ||
•यत् करोषि yat karoṣi – whatever you do
•यद् अश्नासि yad aśnāsi whatever you eat
• यद् जुहॊषि yad juhoṣi whatever you offer (as oblation),
• यद् ददासि yad dadāsi whatever you give (in charity)
• यत् तपस्यसि yat tapasyasi whatever austerity you undertake
• कुरुष्व तत् kuruṣva tat dedicate that
• मदर्पणम् madarpaṇam as an offering to Me
27. Oh Arjuna, whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer (as oblation) whatever you give (in charity), whatever austerity you undertake --- dedicate that as an offering to Me.
Contributed by Dr. Diwaker
Story Meditation for Seekers of Truth - Dr. Thimappa Hegde
The Right way to use your Right brain- TEDx
•The world will be the same, and yet not the same:
• The trees will look greener, the roses rosier, the people more alive, more beautiful -- the same world, and the pebbles on the shore start looking like diamonds and emeralds.
•When awareness is very very deep-rooted, when you are present to the present, you attain to a psychedelic vision of life.
•That's why mystics talk of so much beauty, and you don't find it.
•Mystics talk of immense celebration going on, and you don't see any celebration anywhere.
• Mystics talk of great music, but you don't hear any music.
••And the mystics are right -- a great music is passing by, but you are deaf.
•Great beauty is all around, but you are blind.
•The whole existence is celebrating this very moment.
•Existence is celebration.
Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam
Om ShaantihShaantihShaantih ||